Child Development

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The Child Development Certificate Program provides opportunities to complete various career training certificates that create pathways to entry-level employment in the child care industry or transition to college. The certificate program pathways are designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, child care settings, and various other child, adolescent and family career opportunities. Emphasis is placed on the study of child growth and development; related standards and regulations; positive guidance techniques; health and nutrition practices, indoor and outdoor environments; and developmental learning strategies.

Child Care Provider

Requires completion of two courses:

  • HMDV 575A Foundations of Child Care (72 hours)
  • HMDV 575B Introduction to Child Care Business (72 hours)

Infant Care Specialist

Requires completion of three courses:

  • HMDV 575A Foundations of Child Care (72 hours)
  • HMDV 575B Introduction to Child Care Business (72 hours)
  • HMDV 580 Infant Development and Care (54 hours)

Child Home Care

Requires completion of three courses:

  • HMDV 575A Foundations of Child Care (72 hours)
  • HMDV 575B Introduction to Child Care Business (72 hours)
  • HMDV 584 Multi-age Development and Care (144 hours)

Infant & Toddler Development

Requires completion of two courses:

  • HMDV 580 Infant Development and Care (54 hours)
  • HMDV 581 Toddler Development and Care (54 hours)

Early Learner Development

Requires completion of two courses:

  • HMDV 582 Two Year Old Development and Care (54 hours)
  • HMDV 583 Three to Five Your Old Development and Care (162 hours)

Infant & Toddler Enrichment

Requires completion of two courses:

  • HMDV 585 Infant/Toddler Brain Dance (36 hours)
  • HMDV 590 Infant/Toddler Outdoor Enrichment (63)

Early Learner Enrichment

Requires completion of two courses:

  • HMDV 586 Early Learner Brain Dance (54 hours)
  • HMDV 591 Early Learner Outdoor Enrichment (63 hours)

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